April 24, 2013 15:15Robbery detectives booked 45-year-old Jacques Craner into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree (two counts) and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.
During a search for evidence in the neighborhood where Craner was arrested, officers located a realistic-looking replica firearm they believe Craner used during the robberies.
Craner will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.
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This morning, Wednesday April 24, 2013, at 8:27 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Subway, located at 1211 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. As officers were en route to the location, the report of a second armed robbery came in from the Subway, located at 1301 Northeast Broadway.
Officers responded to that location as well and learned of a suspect vehicle fleeing the scene, described as a red Kia Sportage SUV. Officers located the vehicle fleeing the scene westbound on Broadway and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle sped away from police officers and a traffic pursuit was initiated, based on the information that the suspect had just committed two armed robberies.
The pursuit went through several Northeast Portland neighborhoods and officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Northeast 31st Avenue and Siskiyou Street. Multiple officers canvassed the area looking for the vehicle. Several community members were pointing out directions to officers after they saw the car speed by their homes.
A caller reported to 9-1-1 that the vehicle was parked in a driveway in the 2500 block of Northeast 34th Avenue and that the suspect got out of the car and walked into the neighborhood.
Officers, including a Beaverton Police K-9 Unit, responded to the address and began establishing a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect.
East Precinct officers located a person matching the suspect's description and took him into custody in the 3800 block of Northeast Thompson Street.
At this point, there are no suspects outstanding and officers are continuing to search the neighborhood for evidence related to the robberies.
Although the pursuit was at times high speed and the suspect drove the wrong way on North Interstate Avenue for a short time, there are no reported crashes or damage connected with the suspect's driving.
Robbery detectives have responded to continue the investigation and the suspect's name and charges will be released after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson